If you like classic cars but don’t own one, don’t worry, you can now rent one from classic car owners in your neighborhood. Well, if you live in the USA you can. Hagerty has taken over the peer-to-peer classic car rental website DriveShare. Hagerty is one of the largest providers of classic car insurance in the world and is known for the Hagerty Valuation Tool and the Hagerty Magazine.
DriveShare is yet another service that Hagerty adds to its program. The company DriveShare was founded in 2014 under the name Classics&Exotics. It was, however, active in just a few states. Hagerty has now rebranded the company DriveShare and wants it to expand in the entire USA. The website is being regarded as ‘the Airbnb for classic cars’ and that’s exactly what it is. “DriveShare gives people an easy way to get behind the wheel of cars they’ve always wanted to drive”, said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty, in a press release. “Our goal is to provide a common platform that connects enthusiasts and owners to expand the community of people who love cars.”
In short, on DriveShare you can find a classic car you like, contact the owner and rent the car for a day, or a week. At the moment, there are almost 250 cars listed on the website. A lot of them are classic cars, like a Triumph Spitfire or Ford Model A, but there are also modern exotic cars listed, like this Ford Focus RS. Renting a classic can not be really cheap, but on the other hand, USD 200 for a full day in a Ford Edsel isn’t too bad, nor is USD 800 for driving a Lamborghini Gallardo for a day.
The fun of renting a classic car is of course that you don’t have the worries of ownership, and you can rent another car every weekend. For the owners of the cars, rental can be a way to make a bit of money. After all, owning a classic is expensive. All cars come with roadside service, of course.
Renting a classic car requires that you register first. You have to be at least 30 years old and a USD 500 is required.